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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy on a western Michigan playground told authorities he wanted to go to jail and did not know the victim, according to a court document filed Friday. The delinquency petition filed in Kent...
A South Korean man who has spent 24 years in prison for setting a fire that killed his daughter took a big step toward freedom Friday when a federal judge threw out his murder conviction, ruling it was based on now-discredited arson science. U.S. District Judge William Nealon...
WASHINGTON (AP) — This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner, District of Columbia police said Friday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman says a Virginia medical examiner has notified police that this week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide. Brady was shot in the head during the 1981 assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. of...
ATLANTA (AP) — An American doctor infected with Ebola says he's getting stronger every day. Dr. Kent Brantly put out a statement Friday through Samaritan's Purse, the aid organization he was working with in Liberia. He and another aid worker, Nancy Writebol, are being treated in...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to turn over access to her Facebook account, providing another example of social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy concerns. Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to turn over access to her Facebook page, providing another example of social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy concerns. Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert...
U.S. fighter jets launched a “targeted” airstrike on Friday against Islamic militants in Iraq, just hours after President Obama authorized military action to protect U.S. personnel and Iraqi civilians. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday that two F/A-18...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting records come...